An accidental effluent leak at the Barton Creek golf course causes a three-mile long algae bloom, fueling environmentalists' case to crack down on development along the creek.
These accidents, the result of them can be long-lasting. When you have development the incidence of accidents is going to increase until...it never goes away. You're going to lose Barton Creek.
— Tim Jones, Earth First! Spokesperson
Environmentalists display Barton Creek algae growth to the public in a video presentation
Austin American-Statesman, April 28, 1993